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Today โ€” April 20th 2018NPR Technology

Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

We should all be prepared. Now.

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  • April 19th 2018 at 16:06

IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

By Brian Naylor
A view of the Internal Revenue Service

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

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  • April 20th 2018 at 11:00
Yesterday โ€” April 19th 2018NPR Technology

After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

By Marie Cusick
In the control room of PJM Interconnection, employees monitor a power grid that stretches across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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  • April 19th 2018 at 13:29

Robot Puts Together IKEA Chair

Researchers in Singapore say they've built a robot that was able to put together a chair from IKEA in about 20 minutes.

  • April 19th 2018 at 11:00

Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

By Scott Neuman
Tabs on a Facebook app for, "Privacy Basics, More Settings, and Data Policy," are displayed on an iPhone.

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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  • April 19th 2018 at 08:50
Before yesterdayNPR Technology

The Wednesday News Roundup

You read that right.

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  • April 18th 2018 at 16:06

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

By Laura Sydell
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas. Big entertainment rival Disney could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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  • April 18th 2018 at 10:57

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

By Laura Sydell

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added nearly a million more subscribers last quarter than expected. The ground breaking streaming service is now in 190 countries.

  • April 18th 2018 at 10:57

The IRS's Online Payment Service Is Back Up And Everyone Gets More Time To File

By Camila Domonoske
The IRS has extended the filing deadline because of technical problems. Taxpayers now have until midnight Wednesday to file their returns or extension requests and pay their taxes.

Because of a "high volume technical issue" that kept key services from functioning, the Internal Revenue Service will give taxpayers one more day, till midnight Wednesday, to get their paperwork in.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 19:31

Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data

By Richard Gonzales
Cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington as he testified before a Senate panel last week.

Facebook users in Illinois argue that the company has violated their privacy rights under state law and the damages could amount to billions of dollars.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 04:56

Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

By Aarti Shahani

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

  • April 17th 2018 at 11:16

After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber 'Czar' Announces Departure

By Scott Neuman
The National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md., where the U.S. Cyber Command is located. Acting Homeland Security Adviser Rob Joyce said Monday he would leave the White House to return to the NSA.

Rob Joyce said he was stepping down hours after a joint U.S., U.K. and Australia statement blaming the Kremlin for a cyberattack last year.

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  • April 17th 2018 at 08:36

Europe's New Online Privacy Rules Could Protect U.S. Users Too

By Aarti Shahani
People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on Nov. 8. Europe

When Europe begins enforcing sweeping new privacy rules next month, it will have a major impact on U.S. tech companies, both large and small. And it could affect American Internet users as well.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 23:34

The 'New Power' Generation: A Manifesto For A More Humane World

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms have written a guide for spreading ideas, building movements and staying ahead.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 17:06

The Renewable Energy Movement Ramps Up In Red States

Where might you find a city that uses only renewable energy? Try Texas.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 16:06

What The European Union's New Online Privacy Law Means For The U.S.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Estelle Massé, senior policy analyst for Access Now — a non-profit organization devoted to open and secure communications worldwide — about the new law adopted by the European Union to protect online privacy.

  • April 16th 2018 at 22:19

Weibo Bans Gay Content โ€” And Quickly Reverses Itself After An Outcry

By Bill Chappell
Days after Weibo announced it would ban homosexual content, an already-planned rally was held in Nanjing, China, to raise awareness of discrimination against homosexuals. This photo from Sunday was released to the AP by the Jiangsu Tongtian Volunteer Group, which said more than 20,000 people took part in the "Rainbow Marathon" event.

The massive social media company drew outrage for lumping gay-themed content in with violent and pornographic material.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 20:29

Disgraced Donkey Kong Master Says He's Got Proof He Didn't Cheat

By Colin Dwyer
Dethroned Donkey Kong record-holder Billy Mitchell promised that proof supporting his innocence is on its way.

Billy Mitchell, a star of the documentary King of Kong, is fighting a ruling that stripped his records in the arcade classic. "Witnesses, documents, everything will be made available to you," he says.

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  • April 16th 2018 at 19:54

Facebook Admits 'Enforcement Error' In How It Handled Content From Pro-Trump Duo

By Tim Mak
Pro-Trump Internet personalities Diamond and Silk speak during a 2016 Trump campaign in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Diamond and Silk are two Internet personalities from North Carolina — also known as Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — who amassed an enormous following during the 2016 election.

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  • April 15th 2018 at 13:00
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